Registering to vote can be a deterrent for many people because it requires effort to file all the correct paperwork and stay in good standing, which may be the cause for low voter turnout within Texas. Although voter turnout has been steadily climbing within recent years, Texas is still on the lower end of the spectrum for voter turnout in America. Many are eligible, but few send in their ballots or show up to the polls on election day. The projected voter turnout is measured by the state's voting age demographic, eighteen years and older, and further estimated based on ethnic groups. Back in early Texas history, voters
Illegal Immigration: What Are Its Pros and Cons Individual 2012, there were approximately 11 million unauthorized immigrants in the US that make up over 3% of the total population. This may have something to do with the American dream. After all, the USA has been known throughout history as the ultimate destination when searching for greener pastures. The steady flow of immigrants from all over the world is unlikely to slow down anytime soon which is why America is the most diverse country today. Mexicans make up the majority of unauthorized immigrants in the USA.
Since 1970, our prison population has risen by some 700% - an increase far outpacing rates of population growth and crime1”. The reason America has so many incarcerated people is not because Americans commit more crimes or the police are just better at finding criminals,
Illegal Immigration Reform More than 11.4 million illegal immigrants currently reside in the United States that’s almost equivalent to how many people live in the entire state of Ohio. Most of these illegal immigrants are hardworking people that help the welfare of the economy and the have a high impact on the culture of the United States. The proposition is that Illegal Immigrants who have paid there Tax’s and have resided for more than 10 years, consecutively in the United States should be given a way to get a legal residency. This residency would give them benefits like a social security which would let them get a good job and a license and have basic human rights. Illegal immigrants deserve these rights because they create the most business,
The saying for Texas is “everything is bigger in Texas”. Most Americans see Texas as a thriving state with large areas of land, big homes, and big incomes. This reality may be true for some Texans, but not the majority. Texas actually leads in the rankings for poverty. “As of January 22, 2015, Politifact Texas listed on their website that Texas has increased in the poverty rates from 15.1 percent to 17.5 percent.” The national poverty average is approximately 15.4 percent, which Texas is exceeding.
Many Americans have been lead to believe that “illegal aliens” are dangerous and a threat to society; however the Federal Bureau of Investigation, FBI data indicates that “between 1990 and 2013 the undocumented immigrants population tripled while the violent crime rate declined 48 percent—which included falling rates of aggravated assault, robbery, rape, and murder. Likewise, the property crime rate fell 41 percent, including declining rates of motor vehicle theft, larceny/robbery, and burglary” (Ewing, Martinez, Rumbaut). Despite the overwhelming negative press that’s heard on the news and from President Donald Trump the facts show that undocumented people are not dangerous criminals, but actually decreased the amount of crime. The United
For several decades, Poverty has been an issue that has affected millions of people across the country. Regardless of past attempts to solve it, local government still has not been able to fully eradicate poverty. In Dallas this is no exception, even though the city has made huge strides to lower poverty levels the problem will always remain an issue as long as the city’s education system remains the same. I believe jobs in Texas grow faster than oranges do in California, but for many big cities, work alone is not enough to lift people out of poverty. This goes to show that the issue is not only unemployment, it’s underemployment.
More than 2,500 cases were investigated between 2008 and 2010, according to the U.S. Justice Department, and the number of victims could be as high as 17,500. Since Texas has become a hub for the commercial sex industry and has a major highways for drug traffickers a quarter of all U.S. human trafficking cases stem in Texas. Gov. Rick Perry signed legislation in 2011 to set stricter penalties for those convicted of human trafficking; the bill also mandated four hours of human trafficking training for law enforcement. Forty two other states have introduced similar legislation since 2004, according to the National Conference of State Legislatures.
In the United States, most of the current illegal immigration comes from Mexico and Latin America because of poverty and the lack of jobs (Poroy). The United States provides many cheap labor positions in construction and farming where business owners are looking for immediate workers that will get the job done. These jobs look appealing because most of them don’t require an education and hire almost immediately (Schwartz). This provides the illegal immigrant money to either send to family back in their country or to use to create a life
Government Problems and Solutions There are various problems that illegal immigration poses on the budgets of a state and local government of Texas. State and local governments incur expenses for offering services to illegal immigrants and have few options for evading or reducing those expenses. The sum that the state and local governments use on services for illegal immigrants represent a small percentage of the entire sum spent by those governments to offer such services to locals in their jurisdiction.
By 2013 natural increases accounted for only 54 percent of population growth, while international immigration accounted for about 16.8 percent and domestic immigration for about 29.7 percent. (p. 20) Is not only illegal immigrants incrementing the Hispanic population in Texas, but the Latino community from different states coming to Texas because it has more to offer than others. Is not that different from the impresarios from the 1920’s that came to Texas, people are migrating to Texas because of the low cost of living and high end jobs, more from inside the United States than internationally are contributing to this mixing of cultures in the state. Urbanization and suburbanization are making Texas more of a High Tech State, leading with health technology, changing the point of view of Texas as a big Cattle Ranch where people only care about Church, One Party voting and
Since the oversight of the border control was regained during President Clinton admiration, smuggler became known more heavily. The number of smuggled illegals was at an all-time high during 1993 to 1996. Smuggler began to cross illegals over the border as a new source of business. This new issue affected the economic integration, many illegals found jobs off the books, which did not contributed to taxes and tax payer. The issue faced by this smugglers was that many for those who enter the United States where here at one point.